Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WE BE HOPPIN'


For the first time ever we are joining forces with our challenge blogs;
Simon Says Stamp and Show and The Simon Says Stamp Challenge to bring you a SUPER hop to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays and the crafting fun you can have throughout!

To help celebrate we will be giving a $100 SHOPPING SPREE to the winner of this hop!

The theme for both challenges this week will be HOLIDAY FUN. Your entry can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas themed. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless!

At each Design Team member’s blog you will find a clue, you need to collect all the clues to form a code. The complete code will be your password to enter the Grand Prize draw. At each blog you will need to leave a comment and on the last blog you must leave a direct link to the project you have made for this challenge. The Blog hop will start at 10:00 am (Ohio time) on September 8th, 2010 at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog and will finish on September 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am (Ohio time) on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. During the hop you will visit all of the Design Team member’s blogs and each blog will tell you where to go next for the following clue! If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp and Show … just remember you need to keep the clues in the correct order. Once you have made your project and linked it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog you need to comment your link number together with the correct code in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog under the comments section of that week in order to be entered into the draw.
Added bonus! You will have a chance to win goodies from each HOP! Each DT member will be giving away an ingredient to make their creation, so don’t forget to comment throughout your hop!


The winner will be randomly drawn from all the correct answers for the Grand Prize next Wednesday. Remember you must have entered the Challenge and completed the blog hop to be eligible to win this $100 SHOPPING SPREE- courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!! 




My favorite season is Fall, so I chose to create a Thanksgiving table decoration. I started out with  decorative pumpkins. 

All of the fabric on the larger where neutral color and colored with Distress Reinker Mixtures, Mini Mister, Distress Reinker and Perfect Pearls. Using my Tattered Floral Die, I created flowers using multiple mediums, cardboard, fabric, coffee filters. They also were colored using my Distress Reinker Mixtures, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold.











For the smaller pumpkin, I stamped on a piece of linen with the Tree Design Block, then spritzed the fabric with Rusty Hinge. Once again I used a variety of flowers and a piece of colored seam binding.







My blog hop giveaway is a Distress Reinker, Perfect Pearls and a Mini Mister....so you too can create such goodness!! So....DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT



OK so here is my clue......


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Now head on over to LORI'S BLOG........to continue with the hop....

If you have just happened upon this wonderous event.....
go to SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW to start at the beginning!

190 comments:

Lori said...

Lynne, these are just totally awesome, I just love them!

Nancy said...

LOVE these pumpkins!! They'd look great on my dining room table (hint! hint! lol).

Toni said...

wow wow wow these are just amazing fantastic

nicoleqmullen said...

These are just gorgeous - I never thought I would say that about a pumpkin! Thanks for such a fun hop and the chance to win!

peggylee said...

OMW Girl!!!!! this is so fallaliscious!!!!!!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Lynne I so love these, such a stunning table display all the delicate colours and fabrics makes this so warm!
Magnificent creation!
HuGs Kim :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Lynne...these are OH so b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!!! Wow, they would be a wonderful center piece for thanksgiving...you should start making them and selling, teehee!!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

Tanya said...

Wow, your pumpkins are amazing! Love the look! I love the fall too.

Tracy Evans said...

I have to say these are simply gorgeous, could you not give these away on the blog hop too LOL. I would love these on my Halloween table. Oh wow they are fantastic, just fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fantastic candy. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Lorraine A said...

WOW !!! these are fantastic !! I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving !! I would definitely have a go at making one of these ,,, beautiful centerpieces !!

I am so glad we all got together for this hop :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh wow Lynne, these pumpkin covers are amazing... I love love love Autumn too... those colours are the best x

x laura x said...

this is brilliant what a great creation. thanks for the chance to win sweet candy. Im off to the next blog.
x laura x

Deloris said...

Wow, I love them!

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Fabulous work! I LOVE it all!!!!!!

hellerlittle said...

Hallo Lynne... what sweet and adorable pumpkins you made... love them all !!!

And please put me in the candy to winn *smile

CU hellerlittle

Rica said...

Lynne I just love your pumpkins, they are totally awesome, what a wonderful centerpiece and so many beautiful details, a true work of art!!
hugs Heather xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

These are so original and crafty. Excellent job!

NANCY DARE said...

LOVE your pumpkins they're fabulous!

Pips said...

Your pumpkins are GREAT!!! I love them. Thank you for the letter. :)

Shelley said...

Anyone would be proud to display these pumpkins! Just simply gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

What a fun way to alter the pumpkins! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen said...

Love your pumpkins!!!

TwoHeartsPath said...

Beautiful Fall Decorations!! I Love all the fabrics and textures you used!! I can't pick a Favorite Pumpkin!! They are Fabulous together!!
Patti

Terri said...

Well, what an unusual idea. Its absolutely fabulous! Might have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Off to hop!

Jaggs said...

Wow is all I can say!

Jaggs

Craftyanny said...

omg I love these!!!!! Stunning
Anne x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful project.!!!!

misteejay said...

What can I say? These are stunning.

Toni :o)

Linda Elbourne said...

Totally awesome Pumpkins my dear ... just amazing!

Carol D said...

Wow these are amazing Love them so much.

Carol xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

I have one word for you: FABULOUS!

Gloria Stengel said...

{thud} I fainted! These are stunning! They look like a lot of work...but soooo worth it!!!

Lin said...

Oh my goodness, this is my favorite project so far (I'm not much of a Halloween person, but I ADORE autumn!) Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I am positively drooling over this one, Lynne! Your color palette is so pleasing to my eye and I love the way you have used fabric. And your hand made flowers are to die for! I am definitely drawing some major inspiration from your work!

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Love them sweetie!! Beautiful Job.

Jane said...

OMG!!!! These are the most beautiful decorations I've ever seen!! I absolutely love every single detail!! The fabric looks gorgeous and homely and the colours are amazing! hugs, Jane xxx

Martine said...

oh my goodness me, this is AMAZING hun, how on earth did you create these, WOW just WOW :)

xx
Martine

Dorothy said...

Just simply awesome!!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful pumpkins! They'd be lovely on a holiday table.

Jennifer

Bearcrazyman said...

WOW, Im Floored by these. Great Job!!

Sandy Ang said...

These pumpkins are absolutely fantastic ! Such creativity and skill.

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

redmom said...

Oh wow those are so pretty!!

Jacilynn said...

very pretty pumpkins! love them.

kelly said...

These look fabulous.

Kelly

Lorraine said...

These are neat Fall decorations!

Victoria said...

Fantastic pumpkins!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhhh fantastic !! These are so unique and so pretty. what a beautiful setting for halloween
Hugs June xxxxxxx

Irit Shalom said...

WOW- THIS IS OUTSTANDING CRETION!! THANKS FOR THE HOP

thorescha said...

Wow, i love your pumkins, very nice.
hugs and greetings

Sandra from germany

Legojenta said...

Wow - amazing work =) Thanks for sharing! To see my entry for this challenge, click here: http://legojenta.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-mini-card.html

Daniele said...

wow wow wow this is great
hugs

Suzette said...

My favorite season is fall, too! I'm new to all this stuff. Who knew paper crafting could lead to this? Your pumpkins are amazing!

kaos said...

Awesome pumpkins - and I don't even like pumpkins *lol*

Suzi said...

Wow!! what can I say that hasn't been said already. These are stunning. I can just imagine the family sitting around the table celebrating thanksgiving etc with these beautiful centre pieces.
thank you for sharing.
Suzi x

The Vintage Dresser said...

Love your pumpkins, they're gorgeous!

Debs said...

Awesome project!!!!
Fab hop too - thanks
Debs xx

Lori said...

Now that's thinking outside the box...super cute.

Shazza said...

these are fantastic x

samantharoyal.blogspot.com said...

wow how beautiful are these, the colours are so vibrant and alive, I loooooooooooove them.x

Saskia said...

Gorgeous project, love the fall colours.

Jamie said...

oh wow! :) i Love your table displays! They are sooooo cute! :D thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Larisa said...

so cute pumpkins)) The giveaway is great! I wish i could be a winner))) Thanks)

Scrapbook Junkie said...

WOW, those are amazing! I love the idea of using fabrics and the flowers are just beautiful.

beadz said...

What a fabulous project!

WheatLDee said...

Lynne - Your Distressed Pumpkins are amazing! Love that country feel. Just beautiful!!

Louise said...

Fall is my favorite season. Love what you did with these pumpkins.

Trish said...

These are amazing! Very impressive! Thanks for the fun blog hop

Terry said...

Hiya Lynne, you allready know it but I am gonna tell ya again sweetie Just love your project, wowwwwieee absolutely stunning how did you even think of this fabulous idea. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

...just Barbara said...

Wow - a fun project! Thanks for the chance to win. :-D

cgl1539 said...

These are fabulous! I bet you are going to get tons of raves when people see these sitting on your table!

Cheri said...

Super creative! I gotta try this project. Thanks for sharing!

Jennybean said...

I LOVE your pumpkins - I have to try it myself!

Kim said...

The pumpkins are amazing!!

paperpapier said...

i love...the flowers. They are so stunningly beautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

Now thats what I call pumpkins!wow, Fantastic!

KarenB said...

Oh WOW!! What a sensational project - Thanksgiving must be quite a spectacular celebration at your place :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, those are really cool. I made a pumpkin card for this challenge, so it fits right in with yours!

Mariyca said...

These are so original and crafty.!

Sam said...

I absolutely love these, I have looked at them so much in the last few days x

gila said...

Eine super tolle Arbeit, wow, fantastisch
lg gila

Theresa said...

Amazing project...love it. TFS

Sarah said...

Wow .......... I have never seen anything like this before and they are so effective. It is so good to see things like this being made, I think here in the UK we are a little too reserved!!! lol we need to have more fun. Fantastic. Hugs Sarah.x

deesdesigns said...

Thanks for the inspiration - it's so nice to see something other than a card. I'm going to try this!

Shu-Wen said...

This is so unique! Everyone made cards and stuff, but this is awesome! Great job!

agapanthus said...

What a brilliant Halloween project - just great! Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

OMG! These are totally awesome. They make a stunning display and I love the soft colours and pretty lace you used.
Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

what a wonderful creations!
xxx Margreet

Pastila said...

OMG! I don't have a words! Very great project! fantastic!

June said...

fantastic. I love this its magical and will decorate beautifully for halloween
hugs June xxxxx

Femmy said...

just fantastic!!

Erika M. said...

I just love what you did with your pumpkins!

Jac said...

Wow I love your pumpkins they look amazing, very creative.

peggylee said...

Lynnie what can I say this project blows me away of how great you are-taking fabric making it your own and making it scream wow me!!!!!! You ROCK

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this on the hop.

Nicki, x

Heidi said...

This is so amazing, No words for it, just amazing, I wish i was as creative. Love it and this blog hopping.xx

coops said...

wow these are absolutely fantastic.i love autumnal colours :)

xx coops xx

Karla Anderson said...

This is such an amazing piece! I would love to scraplift and make a few as centerpieces for thanksgiving. Great idea!

Sandi M said...

Ooh, what awesome textures and what a wonderful idea to make this pumpkin! It will look lovely on your table :)

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful vintage holiday decoration. Awesome pumpkins.

Sandra P said...

These creations can't get any better! These gourds are just lovely! I love when I see things outside the norm....great great work!

Thanks for the hop :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Queen B said...

So cute. My grandmother is a Halloween-a-holic and she would KILL for those pumpkins! (maybe I'll have to make her some!) Great job!

Julye said...

Wow these look so clever, pity we in the uk don't celebrate harvest time more.

downrightcrafty said...

totally awesome, different and so inspiring
enjoying the hop
have a great weekend
Hugs Kate x

Tracy said...

These are just stunning! I love the softness of the colors and the color combination itself is fantastic. Beautiful!

Kim said...

Those pumpkins are amazing!! I don't know if I'd have the patience to see it complete!

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I don't think I have ever see more gorgeous looking pumpkins...they are absolutely incredibly beautiful! What a creative force you are,Lynne! Love all the beautiful details and especially the crocheted flowers....STUNNING, Lynne!
Hugs,t

NGCARDS said...

Wonderful work hun xxx

Ingrid said...

This is just stunning. I looooove your pumpkins! Thanks for the hop-fun too.
Hugs Ingrid

Dot said...

Wow, your pumpkins are amazing! Love the look! Great work.
hugs Dorte

Μυρτώ said...

Only one word: FANTASTIC!
Congrats!

Myrto

Kaz said...

Oh my.....these look amazing! What a fantastic idea for decorations.
Love 'em! I bet your house looks incredible at Christmas....
Kaz xx

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, how fabulously creative are your pumpkins! Love them!

Lori said...

These are absolutely amazing!

SusanK said...

Just LOVE these pumpkins! They'd look very, very nice sitting on my front stoop...brick walls, old wood chair with a crow on the back - hint, hint! vbg

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning - I can't think of any other way to describe these!

Mary said...

This is gorgeous! What a great project!

Martine said...

oh wow!! your pumpkins are amazing!! love all the texture! wonderful work!

Cor* said...

HOLY SMOKES WOW. this is something to write home about ! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous pumpkins and flowers and creativity! Way to go. Thanks for the chance to win. The creations just keep getting better & better on this hop!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful pumpkin, very creative!

Lil Sis said...

Fantastic project - they look amazing.

Beccy x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, these are fantastic. Just great for showing off this time of year. Gorgeous.

Jo x

Helene said...

Oh WOW, this is really gorgeous
Thanks for sharing with us

Hugs

Anne said...

Amazing table pumpkins Lynne! Really different:)

Simone said...

Oh my gosh, I´ve never seen such a table decoration!!! Gorgeous!
Simone

beejay said...

This project is amazing, love to have these on my Thanksgiving table! www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

alicaz said...

totally fabulous! Never seen anything like this and I'm wowed! Very creative and perfect for fall! TFS!

Lorraine said...

wow this is a fab idea i just love it xx

Linda said...

Very clever! Love all the details on the pumpkins!

Carina said...

Lovely :)

Ashley said...

What a cool pumpkins.. great idea..! love them.. Hop hops away..

Meera said...

Lynne how fab are these? Really amazing xx

Christine said...

Wowzer creations so much work love em.

smiles Christine xx

lesleyworth said...

amazing! how fabulous these would look in my house! you are an amazing talent!

studiorose said...

Shhh...don't tell anyone, but these pumpkins are the most AWESOME, totally BEST project I've seen all day! Wow, very impressive. Thanks for sharing how you made them!

Fiona said...

these are smashing!

Christine said...

Love this!!! I'm definately going to be stealing that idea!

Nikki said...

These are just stunning
hugs Nikki

Cathy said...

Wow what a fab table decoration.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Karen said...

What fun pumpkins! I love these: So unusual and creative.

Paula said...

Totally different & a lovely table centre. The colours are outstanding too - what an amazing idea, never mind executing it!
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Ulisia said...

Love your project! Greeting from Poland, Ula.

Mrs.B said...

Fantastic project. Love the colours!

Electra said...

These are so pretty! I love how you stamped on the linen!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

What a wonderful ides, they look fabulous :-)
Anne x

Francesca said...

They are absolutely wonderful
Hugs
Francesca

Violets Corner said...

Oh Lynne, this is fantastic! Amazing center piece for any table.
The fabrics are fab and the flowers are just gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing- I'll go through my fabrics and reinkers too :)

Hugs
Maarit

Nicola said...

Wow these are amazing table decorations Lynne, your use of fabrics and pumpkins are unbelievable.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Wilfreda said...

This is gorgeous. Great idea.

Jodie said...

Wonderful pumpkins Lynne, very creative!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

totally amazing! I would never have thought to use fabric for covering the pumpkins. TFS

Morag x

http://scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.com/2010/09/simon-says-stamp-show.html

Beautiful Greetings said...

Oh my goodness...these are amazing. I have to admit that I would never have come up with something like this in a million years. I am in awe :)

Toni said...

What a wonderful idea. I love the stamping on the linen. Great idea.

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Lynne! This table decoration is simply spectacular!! I love it!! Would love to have this display for my holiday table!! :)

Whisper said...

Wow those Tattered Florals just look amazing, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Wow - these are fabulous!
Helen x

Nancy Y said...

I love these pumpkins! Beautiful Work!!!

Pat said...

Wow great project and beautiful! I just love it!
Hugs xx
Pat

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me - the creations on this hop are so varied. These pumpkins are stunning! You are so clever and so talented. They will look lovely for Halloween and all the way through Thanksgiving! Beautiful! here’s my entry and I will post it at the challenge site at the end of my hop. Warmest wishes, Lesley

julie m said...

wow! would never thought of stamping a spritzing cloth like that. great project.

Kim x said...

Wow! Lynne I have never seen anything like these, how clever of you!
kim x

agypsyangel said...

I just love love love those. I could use a bunch around the house. Hope you have a great week...off to the next stop on the hop.

Carissa said...

These are beautiful. I just might have to give this a go myself. Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

Stunning..... I love this, the pumpkins can be used al year long they are so beauitiful

SemSee said...

Oh WOW Lynne!!! These pumpkins are amazing!!!! I'm stunned!!!!!!!! xx

nichtniedlich said...

what a wonderful project! I love those rich adornements.
kind regards serafeena

Franca said...

This is so wonderfull. Love the idea and the colours. Great job!!!

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful project Lynne, your table is going to look beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

Katarina said...

Oh, wow, these are gorgeous. What a brilliant idea. I made a humble Christmascard:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-deer-friend.html

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Lynne,

These are just gorgeous. Gorgeous! I am so inspired by these I can't get to the craft store fast enough. Thank you!

Cheers,
Susan

ribenaruby said...

Lovely table decoration, perfect for halloween!

karen said...

lynne,

what a great idea stamping in the fabric. I want to try that sometime. wonderful autumn project
karen

bosenberries said...

WOW.... how cool are these!! Amazing! Robin

Dawn Edwards said...

Lynne I love it your always so creative!

KAT said...

"H" got it! Love your dimension pumpkins - what a great idea to decorate them!

Randi WS said...

Wow Lynne, this creation is absolutely FANTASTIC!!
Lots of love, Randi WS ;)

Sandie said...

Wow, what a great idea. Love those pumpkins!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Totally amazing...........I love them. I am not going to share this post with my daughter otherwise she will want her pumpkins just like yours......they are beautiful.

A.xx

Diamond Doll said...

WOW!! Lynne these pumpkins are just fantastic.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jen said...

LOVE the pumkins!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jessica L said...

Wow! What an awesome project! You did an amazing job!

Zoe said...

Incredible! I had to pick my jaw off the ground. Hugs xxoo

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous!! I love pumpkins and these are some of the best I've seen in ages!

Michelle

Linda said...

WOWZER these are totally awesome....you are sure creative!!

roro said...

H for How beautiful your pumpkins are and I also love the fall

charlene said...

cool pumpkins love them

Katie said...

Hi there,

WOW, your stamping and coloring/re-coloring/distressing on the fabric is amazing. I bet you got a lot of peoples creative minds going full steam. Your pumpkins look beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thanks, Katie (I should be No. 256)
imkt (at) excite.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/4991744663/in/photostream/

Esme said...

Wow what gorgeous pumpkins!! So unique!!

Esme x

Dwita said...

Amazing... Your pumpkin is amazing..

Scrappinbutterfly said...

thanks so cool. thanks for sharing